Barcelona, below the tutelage of Xavi Hernandez, did not qualify for the quarterfinals of the continued version of the Champions League.
Xavi Hernandez. Courtesy: Reuters
HIGHLIGHTSBarcelona did not qualify for the Champions League quarterfinalBarcelona did not win the La Liga as properlyXavi Hernandez sounded decided for the following season
Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez mentioned that his staff might be seeking to bounce again stronger within the upcoming season. Barcelona hasn’t had the perfect of instances of late as they did not qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. They completed third in Group E after garnering solely two wins from their six matches.
They additionally did not win the La Liga after ending second beneath champions Real Madrid with 72 factors from 36 matches. Hernandez talked about that having already certified for subsequent 12 months’s Champions League, Barcelona will look to make amends and put in a powerful displaying.
“There are many things still at stake. We are talking about players for the next season and our plans. But so far we’ve only achieved a single goal. A minimum one. We’ve entered the Champions League next season. We have another goal which is finishing second in the table and we have a small step ahead to get there. We have two games left and we need to finish that good sensations.
“Once we’ve achieved those goals, then of course, myself, the club’s president and everybody else would all like to know about our situation, mainly the financial one. To make real plans for next season so we can start making decisions,” Xavi was quoted as saying.
WE ARE BARCA
Hernandez admitted that Barcelona weren’t capable of put their greatest foot ahead within the ongoing season, thereby not having the ability to win a single title. The veteran was clear minimize in saying that the staff must get again to profitable methods subsequent time round.
“This season we’ve tried to compete. There were two months since I took charge of the team, I’m talking about February and March, when we thought we had chances to fight for a title. But we couldn’t get there. We didn’t compete well. And we must be self-critical. We must be demanding with ourselves because of the history of the club.
“Next season we must fight for titles. We are Barca and the only thing that counts here is to win. I’ve said it many times. We saved a bit our situation in Champions League by mid-season. But next season people will want much more form us,” he added.